Gender: Female Meaning of Andromeda: "advising like a man" Origin of Andromeda: Greek mythology name

Andromeda Origin and Meaning

The name Andromeda is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "advising like a man".

One of the stellar unique baby names from mythology, Andromeda was the beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who, like her mother, literally became a star--the constellation that bears her name.The Bohemian Andromeda makes a dramatic and adventurous choice in a time when four-syllable mythological names are gradually making their way into the mainstream.

Andromeda Tonks (nee Black), is a Harry Potter character

Cousin name Andromache belonged to the tragic wife of the Trojan Hector, appeared in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida and was the subject of plays by Euripedes and Racine.

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QueenieGuldbaek Says:


Despite it being long, it doesn't come off as frilly.

QueenieGuldbaek Says:


It does sound like a phone's name to me.

ThatCrazyJedi Says:


Amazing and beautiful! I absolutely love it

Rebecca Maracle Says:


If she acts up, you could nickname her "Drama"

Joslyn C. Igoa Says:


This has always been a childhood favorite from Clash of the Titans. The actress who played the part in the original version was so beautiful. It does sound like a virus to me now with The Andromeda Strain. But I love nn Andy from Pretty in Pink. And the fact that I am Greek helps too. This is just a lot of name paired with our long last name. But I find it elegant and charming and well suited for today's naming world.

Miri Says:


I love it. Unique and beautiful. It could be perceived as "girly" but also as a tomboy name. It's so flexible. In short, a lovely name! The only flaw is it would be really hard for a little child to spell.

paulapuddephatt Says:


This is usable, with a nickname like Andie or Annie. I love it so, so much.

MaryKathryn Says:


This is could be an inventive way to honor the name Ann or Anna. The nickname Annie would be super cute.

hufflepuff Says:


I love the name Andromeda! So strong yet ethereal. I definitely think of the galaxy with its spiral arms of infinite stars.... It fits in the "bold, historied, unique" name category along with Minerva, Ursula, Ariadne, Isolde and many other favorites of mine. The Andromeda Tonks character does make the name a bit more accessible, as do the many available nicknames.

lindsaym5 Says:


makes me think of Android phones.

Zelliew Says:


Wow - That's quite a name! You would need a big personality to wear a name like this.

sunberry115 Says:


I'm a huge Harry Potter fan so that defiantly makes this name so much better. Besides the woman who raised Nyphadora Tonks has to be awesome.

headintheclouds Says:


Lovely name! As a Harry Potter fan, I definitely think of Andromeda Tonks in association to this name. Points that Andromeda has going for it: it's long and frilly, while also sounding badass and spunky, has roots in mythology and astronomy. It also has many fun nicknames you can choose from: Ando, Romy, Meda, or anything you make of it.

ThistleThorn Says:


She could go by Andie or Romy.

Anne Callcut Says:


I'm an Andromeda. No middle name. i went by Andi as a young girl (some family members still call me that) but changed it to Anne in junior high. I've never met another one.

indiefendi2 Says:


Very Shakespearean but I'd never in a million years use it.

madmaddie Says:


I love this name, but the mythical one was basically a damsel in distress... :(

EmmaF Says:


Andromeda! Or Drom, Meda, Medy, Ando, Anda, Dromeda.

Orchid_Lover Says:


I've loved this one for a while especially for the galaxy connection, but I'm not in love with the nickname choices--although I just realized that "Dreamy" is an option :)

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


Andi, Rommy, or Meda would be cool nicknames.

Guest Says:


My "anti baby name" DH just sent me a random text about this name. It's going on the DH approved list! Go Team Andromeda.